Ivan Valentini

Born: July 17, 1955    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Ivan Valentini


After searching for the most suitable way of expression, he devoted himself to music attending seminars and getting diplomas in Saxophone and Jazz Music. Since the early 90s he has been leading figure within music groups comfortably moving from improvised music to other forms of art, always proposing his own compositions. He reinforces his musical activities by devoting time to Zen phylosophy. He performed with Henry Threadgill, Mathias Ruegg and Bruno Tommaso’s orchestras.

He played also with: Franco D’Andrea Steve Bernstein, Enrico Rava, Roberto Dani, Tito Mangialajo, Giancarlo Bianchetti, Achille Succi, Lorena Fontana, Attilio Zanchi, Simone Guiducci, Marco Detto, Massimo Manzi, Enrico Merlin, Paolo Botti, Alberto Capelli …and others… Since 1987 he has been regularly performed in music and poetry in collaboration with the poets Alberto Bertoni, Enrico Trebbi, Gaspare Bernardi, occasionally with Maurizio Cucchi, Giovanni Giudici, Gianni D’Elia, Giancarlo Sissa, Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Laura Betti, Mauro Macario, Emilio Rentocchini. In the first 90ties he used to played with the Italian song writer Vinicio Capossela....
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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Under his own name:
1992 “Paz” (Splasc(h) Records)
1993 “Senza Famiglia” (Modern times)
2004 “Slanting” (Splasc(h) Records)
2007 “Il Teatro Impossibile ” (Music center)
2007 “Light and Darkness ” (Music center)
With poets Alberto Bertoni and Enrico Trebbi:
1997 “La casa azzurra” (Moby Dick)
2002 “Viaggi” (Arx-collana)
With Franco D’Andrea:
1999 “Eleven” (Philology)
2000 “Combinazione Uno” (Via Veneto Jazz)
Soprano sax Selmer Super Action II + RPC 80 mouthpiece + Vandoren Classic n2
Alto sax Selmer Reference+RPC 90 mouthpiece + Rico Jazz select n2
Tenor sax Selmer Super Action II + RPC 125 mouthpiece + Rico Jazz select n2

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Light and Darkness
Music Center (2008)
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